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Well, some games are happening today!

Analyzing NFL SRS Ratings Through 3.0625 Weeks
I thought it would be fun to create NFL SRS ratings through three weeks and one Thursday Night football game. After just 3.0625 weeks, all data are heavily influenced by events that are unlikely to be repeated.  Remember Neil’s old post that showed how for teams with any record, to determine their “true winning percentage”, we need to add 5.5 wins and 5.5 losses. That means through three weeks, a team’s actual record should still be regressed to league average by nearly 80%; in other words, take all these ratings with a big grain of salt.  But there’s no reason not to run the numbers, so here are the customary parameters:

Brandon Boykin frustrated by lack of playing time | ProFootballTalk
When the Eagles are on defense, Brandon Boykin spends more than twice as much time on the sideline as on the field. He's not happy about that. Boykin, the slot cornerback who has played 32 percent of the Eagles' defensive snaps through three games, says he wishes he were a starter and doesn't lik...

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Futures: UCLA LB-RB Myles Jack
"Myles Jack once took a knee in a victory formation . . . it was a 38-yard gain."

Busting out early | National Football Post
Five rookies who have made an immediate impact for their new clubs.

Busting out early: Part II | National Football Post
Some key second-rounders are producing early and often during their first years in the NFL.

NFL picks, Week 4: Eagles, with dominating 2nd half, to cover vs. SF - CBSSports.com
Can the Eagles go into San Francisco and cover the 5.5-point spread? Josh Katzowitz discusses that and other games in his weekly picks column.

2015 NFL Draft: Georgia RB Todd Gurley continues rise in scouts' eyes - CBSSports.com
This contest was filled with mistake after mistake after mistake. But in the end, Georgia made one less mistake than Tennessee and jumped on the back of their workhorse and projected first round pick, running back Todd Gurley

2015 NFL Draft: Despite Stanford loss, UW defenders win with scouts - CBSSports.com
Stanford escaped Seattle with a 20-13 victory over Washington but from an NFL Draft perspective, the Dawgs barked loudest with each of the four defenders currently projected by NFLDraftScout.com as top 100 prospects performing well.

Prisco's Picks - Week 4 - CBSSports.com
CBSSports.com's host of NFL experts provides expert picks, grades and analysis for each game during the season.

Will Vernon Davis suit up against the Eagles? - NFL.com
The San Francisco 49ers missed Vernon Davis last week. Will the Pro Bowl tight end be available when the Niners take on the Philadelphia Eagles?

What you need to know about Week 4's injury report - NFL.com
Calvin Johnson missed practice a lot last season but still played Sundays. That doesn't look like it is changing in 2014, as he didn't practice Friday. What other injuries are we tracking?

Charlie Whitehurst says he's ready to start for Titans - NFL.com
Charlie Whitehurst says getting reps in practice this week helped prepare him if Jake Locker can't play vs. the Colts. "Clipboard Jesus" could get his first start since 2011.

Week 4 Cheat Sheet - NFL.com
Sunday is all about Steve Smith playing his former team, the Carolina Panthers. Will the Baltimore Ravens exact revenge for Smith? This, and more in your cheat sheet for Week 4's slate of games.

Gus Bradley had an observation about the Denver game on his weekly radio show - further insight? : Seahawks
"You know, a classic example - and believe me, I haven't talked to anybody up in Seattle - but we get every game, so you kind of watch it. And that last drive - Denver scored in 49 seconds. And you know, they say, 'what took place? This is one of the top defenses in the league!' Well, on all four plays, they attacked one individual. All the other 10 guys were doing things right, but that one guy - well, Peyton Manning found him, and he attacked him, four times, and they went 80 yards in 49 seconds."

Seahawks All Access - vs Broncos Overtime
Seahawks All Access takes you on the field with all the sights and sounds from the overtime period of the Seahawks 26-20 victory over the Broncos.

Seahawks All Access - vs Broncos 1st Half
Seahawks All Access takes you on the field with all the sights and sounds from the 1st half of the Seahawks 26-20 victory over the Broncos.

Percy Harvin runs ‘like a running back' | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
A couple days ago I wrote about Percy Harvin and the impact he has had on the Seahawks’ offense so far, even when he doesn’t touch the ball.

Aqib Talib fined for WWE-style elbow | ProFootballTalk
Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib briefly confused the NFL for the WWE on Sunday, and he’s paying the price.

Three thoughts on the Seahawks through three weeks | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are some random thoughts and observations on the Seahawks through three games for a slow Saturday:

The evolving public persona that is Seahawks corner Richard Sherman | Seattle Seahawks
During time off, most of us find it important to leave work at work, get away from the grind, and maybe even sleep in. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is not most of us.